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Are You Ready for NJ’s New Paid Sick Leave Law that Goes into Effect on October 29th?

Have you updated your sick leave or paid time off policy as required by New Jersey’s new MANDATORY paid sick leave law? This law goes into effect on October 29th and will apply to every business in New Jersey, regardless of size. The law requires, among other things, that you provide at least 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to all employees (even part-time employees). If you currently offer at least 40 hours of general, Paid Time Off (“PTO”) that includes sick leave, you may already be in partial compliance with the law. However, the law also sets strict requirements for the rate at which your employees accrue paid leave and technical rules regarding the carry-over and/or pay out of up to 40 hours of unused leave at the end of each benefit year. The carry-over and/or payout of unused sick time is now required regardless of whether paid sick time accrues or is granted outright at the beginning of the benefit year, though the State is still in the process of reviewing comments on its proposed regulations that could change this and other requirements. The State’s poster regarding the new law can be found here:
https://www.nj.gov/labor/forms_pdfs/mw565sickleaveposter.pdf.

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Jay S. Becker, Giordano Law Firm, Labor & Employment, Cannabis Law, Corporate Labor Relations Employment Law and Litigation
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Jay, chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Area, devotes his practice to labor relations and employment law and litigation on behalf of management. His experience includes conducting trials, hearings, arbitration and mediation sessions; responding to state and federal administrative agency charges; collective bargaining; drafting employment-related corporate documents such as restrictive covenants, employee handbooks, employment agreements, various stock and compensation plans, and separation/severance agreements. He counsels employers on all employee relations issues including, but...

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Jeri L. Abrams, Giordano Halleran, Employment Documentation Lawyer, Workplace Litigation Attorney,Labor & Employment
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Jeri focuses primarily on employment law, with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating complex employment-related documentation, such as executive employment, consulting, restrictive covenant, commission, bonus, retention, change-in-control and severance agreements. Jeri counsels employers on a broad range of employment matters, including hiring, disciplining and terminating employees, family and medical leaves, disability leaves and accommodations, anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation laws, wage and hour compliance, and reductions in workforce. She works closely...

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Ari G. Burd, Shareholder, Giordano Law Firm, Labor & Employment, Cannabis Law, Health Care
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Ari devotes his time to assisting and defending employers with regard to traditional employment issues. He frequently counsels employers for compliance with New Jersey laws and has extensive transactional and litigation experience.

Ari has litigated employment matters throughout the state, having made appearances in almost every Superior Court in New Jersey, as well as before both Federal District Courts in New Jersey and the Federal and State Courts in New York.  These actions have involved a diverse range of claims such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment,...

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